« Terminology work is multidisciplinary and draws support from a number of disciplines (e.g. logic, epistemology, philosophy of science, linguistics, translation studies, information science and cognitive sciences) in its study of concepts and their representations in special language and general language. It combines elements from many theoretical approaches that deal with the description, ordering and transfer of knowledge » ISO 704:2009 Terminology work Principles and methods.
The concepts that flow from this multidisciplinary approach are equally complex. The purpose of the ‘Repères’ letter (today only in French) is to give in one or two pages some « reference points » to better understand these concepts. It is obvious that not everything can be said in one or two pages. Our objective is to initiate debates and exchanges.
Lettre Repères n°1 : Terminologie conceptuelle versus Terminologie textuelle
Lettre Repères n°2 : 1er Dialogue où il est question de savoir ce qu’on définit en Terminologie, du terme ou du concept.